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Annapolis performing arts scene is more vibrant than ever

Annapolis performing arts scene is more vibrant than ever

The crowd that crammed into the 850-seat Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts last weekend got a good taste of the increasingly vibrant performing arts scene in Annapolis — a musically and theatrically solid production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific," staged by Annapolis Opera with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in the pit.

Another sample could be experienced in a tiny venue the same weekend, as Annapolis Shakespeare Company delivered a rousing, songful version of "Twelfth Night," complete with a top-hat-and-tails chorus line at the finale.

Arts are certainly not new to the city. The Annapolis Symphony goes back more...

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